Cookie Recipe 5: Classic Snickerdoodles

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Classic Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, or substitute another 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Classic Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe Directions 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In your kitchen mixer, cream the butter, shortening (or more butter), sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Once they’re well-blended, add the flour about 1 cup at a time. With the last 3/4 cup of flour, also add the cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and mix just until blended. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Using a cookie scoop or just your hands to roll into evenly sized balls of dough, and roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper if you have it). Bake about 10 minutes. They should be set, with slightly browned edges, but not hard. No one likes a too-crunchy snickerdoodle, aight? Recipe makes about 30 snickerdoodle cookies with a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.
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Classic Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe
Classic Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe
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Heather is an advertising professional in Kansas City. She is a vegetarian food-lover who finds joy in cooking, baking and finding new restaurants in new cities. She leads a pack of animals, including her beagle Ford, her shepherd-collie-retriever mix, Otto, and cat, Ahab.

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2 Replies to “Cookie Recipe 5: Classic Snickerdoodles”

  1. My son loves Snikerdoodles. He is in the Marines station in Okinawa I’m a new mom at training to ship things that I have made for him. Whats the best way to make, package and ship so that they are not “bad”? Thanks Angie

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